peri·​odon·​tol·​o·​gy ˌper-ē-(ˌ)ō-ˌdän-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce periodontology (audio)

Examples of periodontology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a water flosser is like hosing down a deck while traditional flossing is like sweeping it, Vera Tang, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry at the NYU College of Dentistry, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, 26 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of periodontology was in 1914

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“Periodontology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


peri·​odon·​tol·​o·​gy -ˌdän-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce periodontology (audio)
plural periodontologies
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